By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Germans Have Squeezed The ENTIRE Barrier Reef Into One Awe Inspiring Building.

In the heart of Germany, in a town called Leipzig, there's an unexpected installation that is truly wowing visitors. It's called a panometer, a visual panorama displayed inside a former gasometer, and it displays scenes from Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

If it sounds impressive, that's because it is: The display spans about 3,500 square meters, and measures at 32 meters high and 110 meters in circumference. The goal is to make visitors feel like they can have an up close and personal experience with the largest coral reef in the world. Check out the incredible photos below.

This is what the panometer looks like from the bottom. It almost seems like something from another planet.

It was created by a Berlin-based artist named Yadegar Asisi.

He created it by projecting scenes from the Great Barrier Reef onto an enormous circular screen.

The imagery that visitors are treated to is absolutely stunning, and almost like seeing the real thing.

Making the panorama hyperrealistic was not as easy as it sounds.

There had to be special attention paid to the movement of the images, along with the changing lighting that simulates being under the sea.

The panometer's vibrant colors and scenes are bringing visitors from all over to Leipzig.

The artists many trips to the real Great Barrier Reef, along with the ingenious design of this panometer, make this installation a truly interactive experience.

Source: Design Boom